Q by Aija Goto
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September 2007
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 41 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
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In Q, the stranded pattern (derived from Vibeke Lind’s Knitting in the Nordic Tradition) is brought up to date with the use of Blue Moon Fiber Arts sock yarn, as the gentle shading of the yarn gives the 3-dimensional pattern even more depth and character than the solid originals. Updated color choices also make the traditional new again; dark and light contrasts achieved with brown and yellow as opposed to black and white make this a modern pair of kneehighs.

The foot and ankle of the sock are done in simple stockinette to keep this an ultimately wearable sock, but color details of the toe and heel bring the entire piece together as a cohesive whole. The heel is a standard eye of partridge, but by alternating colors every two rows, a new variation on a traditional theme appears. The toe echoes a standard lice stitch, but color changes on every stitch help to reinforce the toe while echoing the platforms of the Nordic stranded pattern of the leg.

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